The restaurant chain Landry’s recently disclosed a security incident with malware designed to harvest credit card data from 63 different bar and restaurant brands, including Claim Jumper, Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s Steakhouse, and others. Although the malware went unnoticed for nearly a year, the chain is confident that the amount of card data stolen was minimal. Landry’s was previously breached in 2016. In an attempt to prevent card theft in the future, an end-to-end-encryption solution was introduced on all POS (point of sale) systems. Although encryption was introduced for POS systems, no such feature was enabled for order entry systems used by wait staff that would also allow for payments to be made. The list of impacted restaurant brands and locations can be found on their website at https://www.landrysinc.com/PotentiallyInvolvedConcepts/.
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